Sutton Coldfield Games set to return
Tue 17 Feb 2015
The Sutton Coldfield Community Games are set to return this summer by popular demand.
The weekend event, which last year saw over 7,000 local people try their hand at over 60 sports and activities provided by over 50 sports clubs, groups, associations and community partners, will once again be held at Wyndley Leisure Centre over the weekend of 11th and 12th July.
Originally intended to be a bi-annual event to coincide with the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, the reaction received after last year’s event led to the volunteer organisers considering how they might be able to make the event a more regular fixture.
And thanks to the generosity of the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust and four community-spirited local businesses, the Community Games are now set to become an annual fixture in Royal Sutton Coldfield.
Town centre estate agents Green & Co; Erdington and Tamworth motor dealer group Colliers; Sutton-based marketing agency WAA Group; and The Kick Start Academy issue, a local schools holiday camp provider, have all pledged their support to make the free to attend weekend a success once again.
Dennis Kennedy, founder of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games says: “Run by volunteers and with all the activities provided free of charge by local sports clubs, groups and associations, the Sutton Games is a true community event and I am really excited the weekend is to return this summer.
“Last July’s Games weekend was magnificent and everyone involved said afterwards they would happily give up their time to repeat the weekend on an annual basis. So we approached our charitable and commercial supporters to see if they could help make it possible and I’m delighted to say that, without hesitation, they all pledged their commitment.
“From Aikido to athletics, boxing to basketball, tennis to trampolining, and sailing to sprinting, the Sutton Games simply aims give everyone, whether young or old, an opportunity to try their hand at the enormous variety of sports played in and around Sutton Coldfield. It’s fun, interactive and free – so put the date in your diary and prepare to be inspired!”
Any sports providers or clubs wishing to be involved in the Sutton Games should contact Dennis via firstname.lastname@example.org.